We know that Christmas is almost upon us when our Pohutukawa tree starts to flower. It almost always times it so that it is covered with scarlet blooms by Christmas Day. This year the tree looks like it will have a great display.
The buds look as if they’re ready to explode:
Or, moving in a bit closer:
And closer still:
It’s even possible to find one or two well ahead of the others. Here’s one of them:
I’ll keep you posted!.